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actor , playwright

Bob Emmett, American Playwright, actor. Recipient Outstanding Writing award National Academy television Arts and Sciences. Served to Lieutenant United States Navy, 1941-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Actors Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, Actors Studio.

Background

Emmett, Bob was born on September 28, 1921 in Monterey, California, United States. Son of Emmet Gratton and Agnes (Kiernan) McMenamin.

Education

Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1943;graduate, Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, New York City, 1948.

Career

Actor Broadway, off-Broadway and television productions, 1950-1970. Writer for television, since 1953. Writer for stage, since 1967.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Actor: (Broadway productions) Peer Gynt, Anta Theatre, 1950, Two on the Aisle, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1951, Midsummer, Cort Theatre, 1953, (off-Broadway productions) Knight of the Burning Pestle, Theatre de Lys, 1953, Madam Will You Walk, Phoenix Theatre, New York, 1954, (co-writer, actor) Carol Channing with her Ten Stout-Hearted Men, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1970. National tour of Two Blind Mice, 1950, Love Letters, Stage-West, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1993, Eye of the Beholder, Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1993, Mother Jay, Mint Theatre, New York City, 1994, King James & The Indian, Mint Theatre, 1995, The Visit, Threshold Theatre, New York City, 1996. Television appearances include The Bachelor Party, Mr.

      Peepers, Kraft Theatre, United States Steel Hour, Suspense, Armstrong Circle Playhouse. Writer: (television shows and series) Good for You, United States Steel Hour, ABC, 1953, The Day the Diner Closed, Kraft Theatre, NBC, 1954, Sauce for the Goose, United States Steel Hour, ABC, 1955, You Can't Win, United States Steel Hour, ABC, 1956, The Broom and the Groom, Matinee Theatre, 1958, The Jack Jones Special, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1960, The Man in the Dog Suit, NBC, 1960, (headwriter) That Was the Week That Was, NBC, 1962-1963 (Emmy award 1964, 65), Saturday's Children, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1964, My Name is Barbra, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1965, The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood, ABC, 1965, Opening Night, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1965, Color Me Barbra, 1966, The Belle of 14th Street, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1967, On the Flip Side, NBC, 1968, An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte, NBC, 1970, Good Morning America, ABC, 1976, United States Man of the Year, 1988. Librettist for museum Peg, 1967.

      Librettist, lyricist for museum Bertha, The Sewing Machine Girl, 1988 (Seagram's award 1986). Nightclub acts: Barbra Streisand at the Las Vegas Hilton and Riviera Hotel, 1970-1971, Raquel Welch at the Las Vegas Hilton, 1972, Ann-Margret Show at Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas, and subsequest tour, 1992.

Membership

Served to Lieutenant United States Navy, 1941-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Actors Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, Actors Studio.

Connections

Married Kim Hunter, December 20, 1951. Children: Kathryn Deirdre, Sean Robert.

father:
Emmet Gratton McMenamin

mother:
Agnes (Kiernan) McMenamin

spouse:
Kim Hunter

children:
Kathryn Deirdre Emmett

Sean Robert Emmett